South Ayrshire votes no to independence

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The No campaign have recorded a comfortable win in South Ayrshire in the independence referendum.

With the Better Together campaign leading across the country, South Ayrshire’s counting officer Eileen Howat announced the area’s result just after 5am at the Citadel leisure centre in Ayr.

No recorded a win by 47,247 votes to 34,402 giving them a win by 57.9% to 42.1%.

Sandra Osborne MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock reacted to the win saying: “I think it is a great result for South Ayrshire and it is the result of a lot of hard work.

“There was a tremendous turnout and it is was great to see so many people engage in politics again.

“Now it is time to really focus on solving the real problems of social justice that we have here in Scotland and put this behind us to take Scotland forward.”

Reacting for the Yes campaign, SNP MSP Chic Brodie said: “It’s disappointing but we fought a great campaign with some political parties and some who weren’t in political parties.

“It was very well ran but it is my belief that we could well be back here again.

“I don’t believe that the promise of new powers will manifest itself from Westminster and when you have a feeling in your bones that something is right for your country and nation then you’ve got to keep fighting on.”